Lakota Summer Institute Seeks Intern

L-R: Thipiziwin Young, Intern Simon Gertler, SRST Education Manager Sunshine Carlow, at 2013 LSI

L-R: Thipiziwin Young, Intern Simon Gertler, SRST Education Manager Sunshine Carlow, at 2013 LSI

The Lakota Summer Institute needs an Intern! This is a full-time, on-site position for the length of the Institute: June 1-19, 2015, in Ft. Yates ND. Accommodations at the Prairie Knights Casino Lodge are provided.

Duties are mostly administrative, as assigned by LSI Staff. Interns need excellent personal communication skills, customer service orientation, grasp of the administrative needs of a large educational event, computer skills with Microsoft Office programs and a strong interest in Native American culture and language, especially Lakota.

For a taste of the LSI Intern experience, here’s what UC-Berkeley student Simon Gertler wrote about his stint at the 2013 LSI.

And here’s what we wrote about his service:

Simon first helped build the 2013 LSI web site, and then he dove into the realities of the Institute, helping with registration, serving meals and coffee, and the hundreds of little administrative tasks that put LSI together.

As for his communication skills:

Simon proved he is good at establishing relationships – always asking how he could help, talking to people and making solid friendships.

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and resume to help@lakhota.org by February 15.